Overcoming a Job Interview


How to make a successfull interview? view our listed tips that help to have a perfect interview outcome!

Before the interview

  • Know everything you can about the company
  • Review your skills, your experience and your training
  • Take the curriculum and know it perfectly, since they will be based on it
  • Become a relation of your weak points and prepare arguments to defend them
  • Become a relationship of your strengths and prepare arguments that corroborate them
  • If they quote you in writing, confirm your attendance
  • Check your appearance (avoid flashy clothing; well dressed, clean and shaved)
  • Go alone
  • Be on time (5 minutes before)
  • Prepare the interview, the coach will do it too

During the Interview

Create a good impression. First impressions are of great importance. Many entrepreneurs believe that after having seen a candidate come through the door, observe how to shake hands and sit down, they are able to decide on their worth

  • Say hello to the interviewer with a conventional formula: Good afternoon Mr. Mark
  • Sit straight, or at the edge of the chair (insecurity), or repanting (disrespectful)
  • Don't be the first to reach out
  • He greets with a handshake and smiles, looking into his eyes
  • You don't feel until they tell you
  • Don't tutee if you're not told
  • Stay tuned and friendly
  • Avoid getting nervous and gestures that indicate how to bite your nails, hit with the pen on the table, shake in the seat ...
  • Don't smoke
  • Don't interrupt
  • Look the interviewer in the eye, but without intimidating
  • Let him take the initiative
  • Don't talk too much, not too little
  • Watch your mouth
  • Don't sin of aggressive or sensibl√≥n / a
  • Don't get too close to the interviewer
  • Don't put your elbows on the interviewer's table
  • Don't cross your arms, it may seem that you're on the defensive

Think before answering

  • Answer clearly and briefly
  • Always tell the truth
  • If you're asked about yourself, emphasize your training, experience and results of your work
  • Don't use far-fetched words
  • Don't respond with evasive or doubts, or with monosyllables
  • Try not to use sharp expressions "always, never", or use hoses "bone", "this", "good" ...
  • Show enthusiasm for the job, but don't beg
  • Don't speak badly of the companies in which you have worked
  • Don't refuse to answer questions
  • If you're asked questions like: if you're traveling with your boyfriend, what do you ask for one or two rooms ?; answer that in your opinion that matter is irrelevant to deduce your suitability for the position you're opting for. Say it seriously but not aggressively. These questions value your emotional control

Think and respond positively

  • Don't say you need the job terribly
  • Don't criticize past entrepreneurs
  • if you have no experience :: Don't say, "I have just finished my studies and I have no professional experience" focus otherwise the answer ... " I'm available to work and willing to put into practice all the knowledge that I have acquired in my studies

Make questions

  • On the possibilities of promotion, the company or the job

Express your thanks

  • Show your communication skills with "Thank you for your time! It was a pleasure to conduct an interview you Sir/Madam!"

After the interview

Analyze the results, record strengths and weaknesses during the interview ... it can serve you for future interviews in that or other companies.

Possible questions that can be asked in the interview


  • Tell me about yourself
  • Tell me about your activities outside of your studies / work
  • Tell me an anecdote of your life in which you'll successfully solve a problematic situation
  • What does the company earn if it hires you instead of another candidate? What differential element do you contribute?
  • If you were in charge of making this selection and I was the candidate, what qualities would you like me to gather?
  • Do you like working with people or do you prefer to work alone?
  • Do you consider yourself as a leader or as a follower? Why?
  • What was the most important decision you had to make?
  • Define yourself with five qualifying adjectives. Justify them.
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • Do you finish what you start?
  • Think of ... a teacher, a friend, your boyfriend. If they asked you what you're like, what do you think they would answer?
  • If all jobs had the same pay and social consideration, what would you really like to do?
  • Describe your scale of values
  • What type of people get on your nerves?
  • Do you sleep well?
  • How do you usually react to the hierarchy?
  • How do you get into a work team?
  • What impression do you think I got from you after this interview?


  • Why did you study architecture, law, economics .........?
  • How did you decide to study ............. What other careers attracted you?
  • Who influenced you the most when choosing your career?
  • Which subjects did you like more / less and in which ones did you get better / worse grades?
  • To what extent your qualifications are due to your personal effort and to what extent to your intelligence?
  • What changes would you have introduced in the curriculum of your Faculty or School, if you could?
  • What was the most rewarding experience during your life as a student?
  • Do you plan to continue or expand your studies in any way?
  • If you started your studies again, what would you do differently?
  • In your complementary training, what seminars or short-term courses have you done? What motivated you to do them?
  • Did you do any "student" work (classes, summer jobs, internships ...)?
  • Did you have any representative position during your student time? (Course delegate, member of the Tuna ...?

Previous jobs

  • What did you learn during your previous work? What functions did you play? How much did you charge?
  • Should you supervise someone's work?
  • Which of your previous works did you like more / less? Why?
  • What is your most creative project or solution?
  • How did you get along with your classmates, with your bosses, with your subordinates?
  • What was the most unpleasant situation you saw yourself in? How did you face it?
  • Describe the best boss you have ever had. And the worst
  • Describe me a typical day in your previous job
  • How did you get that job, that practice ...?


  • What do you know about our company?
  • What attracts you to her?
  • What work environment do you prefer?
  • Do you prefer a predictable job or a changing job?
  • What relationships do you think there should be between a boss and his immediate collaborator?
  • Would you be willing to move to live in another city, another country, or travel frequently?
  • Do you have any geographical preference?
  • What do you think may be the greatest difficulty in moving from student life to work life?
  • Which department (marketing, financial, production, commercial ...) attracts you the most?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses for this position?
  • What do you see yourself doing in five years?
  • What are your long-term goals? How do you think you can achieve them?
  • How did you find out about this position?
  • Why do you think you'll succeed in this job?
  • What kind of boss would you like to work with?
  • And with what kind of boss do you think you would end up crashing?
  • Would you be willing to take a training course in charge of the company, before being hired?
  • How much do you want to earn now (and in five years)?
  • Would you rather work in a large, medium, small, public, private company ... Why?
  • Do you like the predictability of a job whose start time you know, as well as the end time, or do you prefer a job where today you don't know exactly what you'll do tomorrow?
  • When could you join the job?
  • What people from the companies where you have worked before can give us references from you?
  • Do you participate in other selection processes?
  • What do you think of ..... monetary union, terrorism, feminism, politicians, trade unions..?
  • Do you comment with your parents-wife / or-girlfriend / or the incidents of your work?

Private life

  • With whom you live?
  • What does your family do?
  • Do you have a girlfriend - wife? What do you think of this work?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • What are your favorite hobbies?
  • Which is the last book you read? what do you think about it?

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